[TUHS] Unix v1/v2 cp command

Mark Longridge cubexyz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 04:14:36 AEST 2014

On 7/13/14, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Jul 2014, Mark Longridge wrote:
>> > I'm intrigued; in what way is it different?
>> It seems that one must first cp a file to another file then do a mv to
>> actually put it into a different directory:
> That generally means that you don't have write permission on the file; I
> assume that you checked for that?
> -- Dave

Hi Dave,

The version 1 manual actually mentions that:

A directory convention as used in mv should be adopted to cp.
ken, dmr

Also I was root when I used cp.


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